Large family recipes that are gluten and dairy free, Trim Healthy Mama friendly, economical and delicious are hard to find…until this one!
Have you all read Sarah’s latest post, Living in the Big Picture, Dealing with Present Chaos, and Starting Right Where You Are? Ties in to what I said yesterday (Bible Journaling as Lectio Divina) about the fact that I am not allowing myself to “get behind” in my Read the Bible in a Year plan. I’m setting myself up for success and I think you should too. How? This year, for the most part because I’m sure there are some exceptions, Start Where You Are. Oh yea, and learn to love what must be done.
Growing up, we would go to my grandma’s house for Thanksgiving lunch. We’d eat with aunts, uncles and cousins and take home enough leftovers for Turkey sandwiches with dill pickles, mayo and Worcestershire sauce on them. For a few years after I married we would eat lunch with my family and dinner with my husband’s. Eventually that changed into eating dinner at his parent’s. After his mom’s death a few years ago, our Thanksgiving traditions changed again. We now spend Thanksgiving at home with just our immediate family. Although we do not travel or see other family, we have made our own Thanksgiving Traditions at home.
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Welcome to the final stretch of my 31 Days Writing Challenge. Today is Day 28 and we’re considering a good wife as we read through the book of Sirach. We talked about an intelligent wife and a modest wife; today let’s consider a good wife in her well ordered home.
So a good wife can be defined by how well her home is ordered? Uh-Oh. I could go through some legitimate excuses like a two month long illness, nine of us, traveling, hunting, nine of us…but they would just be excuses. A well ordered home just makes life easier don’t you think? It’s a constant struggle of mine to move and breathe in a well ordered home while granting grace to the nine of us so I’m not constantly walking around saying “Do this…Do that…Why did you not do that or this?” Although I’m pretty sire my children would tell you I say that way too much already and anyway.
Oh, let’s consider one more important point which I need to change my thinking on. It should not be about how much I saved, but how little I spent. It doesn’t save me anything if I “saved” $66.79 on things we don’t use and would never buy.
Let me say, The Littlest Way does not apply only to our spiritual lives, it encompasses every aspect our lives. To me, The Littlest Way means doing something, anything and everything as a means to know, love and serve God. Using The Littlest Way mindset as our guide in grocery shopping can mean saving money and that money can be given to charity. Or, the more money we can save will help relieve some of the burden off the family finances; some of us are single income families with lots of kids at home all day, some are two income families paying school tuition from elementary to college and some are retired and living off less than you may be used to. Throw a medical issue, a major home or car repair into the already delicate balance of family finances and things can get messy quickly. These tips will help out no matter your financial, home or work situation.